All the children have been working really hard and as a special reward the teachers have everything ready for a Splash Day. Buckets have been filled, bathers are on, inflatables are ready, water pistols are filled, towels have been hung on the climbing frame and the teachers are ready in their wetsuits, kagools and wellies. There’s only one thing left to do…a blow on the teacher’s whistle to start the fun and games…
Nick Sharratt is an acclaimed author and illustrator of children's books and in this easy to read book he tells a story of fun times and plenty of splishing, splashing and sploshing. The book was inspired by an actual day of water fun that takes place every year at a school in Brighton, England, and after reading this, young readers will be left wanting their own Splash Day at school. There is minimal text on most pages and the story can easily be followed just by looking at the illustrations which are bright and colourful and include children of different ethnicities. Delightful extras in the form of water-themed jokes and a spot-the-difference can be found on the inside front and back covers.
With rhyme and repetition it is the ideal book for emerging readers. Although not as text heavy as some of the other reads in the ‘Little Gems’ series from Barrington Stoke, it still makes for an enjoyable, albeit not one of my favourite, reads.
Recommended for 5+.